How stress affects gut bacteria

Professor Ted Dinan (UCC) appeared in an interview for 3e on November 2nd 2016. In honour of World Stress Awareness Day the topic of the interview was stress and how it can impact on your physical and mental health, with a focus on how stress can affect your gut health and digestion. 

View interview here

Assessing gaps in science and innovation

On the 30th - 31st of May 2016, Douwina Bosscher (Cargill) attended a workshop in Brussels titled "The Microbiome, Diet and Health: Assessing Gaps in Science and Innovation". Here she led a session on "Advances and barriers for valorisation of gut microbiome research - Industry R&D perspective".

The workshop was organised by OECD, the Buisness and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government. 

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SEEN 58th Annual Congress (Málaga 2016)

 The Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition(SEEN) holds their 58th annual congress this year in Málaga, Spain. From October 19th to the 21st the communication and 

Alfonso Benítez Páez (IATA-CSIC) will be speaking about the MyNewGut project and what it is teaching us about how the gut microbiome and microbiota affects our body and health. Discussion of scientific advances will take place through lectures from expert researchers, and panels.

Find attached the conference program and website for further information. 

Do microbes control our mood? (Web Article)

MyNewGut and the microbiota were the main focus of this web article by Youris, an independent non-profit media agency that promotes European innovation.

They interviewed Yolanda Sanz, co-ordinator of the MyNewGut initiative, about the research that has been done in this compelling area of investigation. Learn more about the microbiota and the projects tackling it in the article here.

Targeting Microbiota - Paris 2016

The 4th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota is held in Paris this year, from the 17th to the 19th of October. A number of sessions will be taking place on recent advances & perspectives, data interpretation, and challenges in controling diversity and quality for interventions. This will be followed by a discussion on the microbiota and the future of medicine on the final day. Find access to the final program here.

Stoffer Loman (NutriClaim) will be attending this conference as a speaker during the Microbiota Innovations session. Here he will be refering to the MyNewGut project while speaking on Insulin resistince -linking modulation of the gut microbiome to dietary recommendations and health claims to tackle obesity.

Loman also spoke on this topic at the “International Summit on Probiotics, Health and Nutraceuticals” in Baltimore, September 2016.